Ole Miss Rebels vs Kentucky Wildcats Prediction, 3/1/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ole Miss Rebels vs Kentucky Wildcats
Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Location: Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY
The Ole Miss Rebels (13-16) are hitting the road to Rupp Arena on Tuesday where they will take on the Kentucky Wildcats (23-6).
The Ole Miss Rebels faced off with Texas A&M and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 76-66 in their last game. Ole Miss ended the game having earned a 40.4% field goal percentage (21 of 52) and converted 7 of their 22 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Rebels converted 17 of their 24 tries for a percentage of 70.8%. When it comes to grabbing boards, they collected 26 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 15 assists for the game while forcing 9 turnovers and getting 4 steals. In terms of the defense, Ole Miss allowed their opponent to shoot 54.0% from the floor on 27 out of 50 shooting. Texas A&M earned 13 assists and had 9 steals for this contest. Additionally, Texas A&M totaled 29 boards (7 offensive, 22 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Texas A&M finished the game shooting 73.9% when shooting free throws by burying 17 of 23 shots. They also buried 5 of their 14 attempts from beyond the arc. When it comes to fouls, the Rebels ended up finishing with 16 while Texas A&M accumulated 19 fouls.
Tye Fagan is someone who came through for the game. He walked away with 10 points on 4 of 7 shooting. He was on the court for 30 mins and totaled 3 boards. He walked away from this one shooting 57.1% from the floor and distributed 8 assists.
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Ole Miss steps onto the court with a record of 13-16 so far this season. They are turning it over 12.7 times per contest and as a group are committing 15.0 fouls every game. As a team, Ole Miss is pulling in 34.1 boards per game and has totaled 385 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 151st in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Rebels are connecting on 32.8% on three-point shots (206 of 628) and 71.1% from the charity stripe. They average 68.5 points per game (250th in the nation) while hitting 43.4% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Rebels are forcing their opponents into 13.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.3 fouls. They rank 334th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 443 surrendered this season. The Rebels are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 44.9% (734 of 1,635) and they surrender 34.2 boards per contest as a squad. They relinquish 31.9% from beyond the arc and they rank 155th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (68.2).
In their last game, the Kentucky Wildcats went home defeated by a final of 75-73 against Arkansas. The Wildcats recorded 19 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 32 in this game. They also gave up possession 11 times, while recording 7 steals in the matchup. Arkansas was called for 13 fouls for the game which took the Wildcats to the charity stripe for 13 tries. They were able to make 9 of the free throw tries for a rate of 69.2%. When talking about 3-point attempts, Kentucky made 4 of their 15 tries (26.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Wildcats shot 30 for 66 from the field which had them at 45.5%. The Wildcats allowed Arkansas to knock down 28 out of 58 tries from the field which left them shooting 48.3% for this contest. They finished shooting 27.8% from 3-point land by hitting 5 of 18 and ended up shooting 14 of 17 at the free throw line (82.4%). When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, Kentucky allowed Arkansas to pull down 28 in total (6 on the offensive glass).
Oscar Tshiebwe was important for the Wildcats in this contest. He scored 30 points in his 39 mins on the court and had 2 assists in this contest. He made 13 out of 21 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 61.9%, and added 18 rebounds.
Kentucky has a record of 23-6 on the season. As an offensive unit, the Wildcats are hitting on 48.5% from the floor, which is 16th in the nation. Kentucky has accounted for 2,329 pts this season (80.3 per game) and they average 40.8 boards per game. They are getting an assist 16.2 times per contest (18th in the nation) and they are losing possession via turnover 11.8 times per game. The Wildcats are responsible for committing 14.2 fouls per contest and they hit 73.0% from the free throw line.
The Wildcats on the defensive side of the court are 73rd in college hoops in PPG allowed with 65.6. They are able to force 12.4 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 40.7% from the floor (44th in D-1). The Kentucky defense concedes 30.1% from downtown (187 of 622) and opponents are connecting on 71.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 11.4 dimes and 30.2 boards every game, which ranks 80th and 16th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Kentucky and under the total points
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